(Patriot Insider) – The political left loathes patriotism and anyone who actually loves the United States of America. Leftists claim to stand for freedom and democracy while attempting to fundamentally change and destroy everything that makes America great.
Despite pretending to care about the constitution, Democrats have long despised the First Amendment and have openly censored and silenced political opponents.
Nothing has changed. On Wednesday, NPR reported that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ tweet regarding a new Florida license plate featuring the Gadsden flag, known for its famous “Don’t Tread On Me” slogan, has “reopened the debate” over the flag’s supposedly controversial message.
The report, by writer Scott Neuman, claimed that despite the flag existing since the founding of America, it’s now somehow associated with “far-right extremist ideology.”
Of course, “far-right extremist ideology” is nothing more than wanting the US to remain the land of the free and being allowed to be proud of being an American.
“The imagery of the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag dates to Benjamin Franklin but has, for many, come to symbolize a far-right extremist ideology and the ‘Stop the Steal’ movement that sought to overturn the 2020 presidential election results,” Neuman whined.
On July 30, DeSantis tweeted an image of the new Florida state license plate and encouraged residents to pre-order them. Proceeds for the new plates will go to the Florida Veterans Foundation. How “extremist.”
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) July 30, 2022
In his article, Neuman quoted criticism of the flag from the typical leftists you’d expect to be bent out of shape over a flag that promotes freedom and the tenacity required to fight for it when necessary.
One such critic was Rachel Carroll Rivas, deputy director of research and analysis for the Intelligence Project at the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center.
“She says it’s become clear that the flag has been used for some ‘really awful’ causes, most notably the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, where violent protesters attacked police as part of an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election,” Neuman asserted.
You can always count on the left for over-the-top rhetoric. NPR’s own tweet sharing the article was no exception.
It read, “Gov. Ron DeSantis said a new Florida license plate featuring the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag sends a ‘clear message to out-of-state cars.’ Critics say it symbolizes a dangerous far-right extremist ideology.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis said a new Florida license plate featuring the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag sends a "clear message to out-of-state cars." Critics say it symbolizes a dangerous far-right extremist ideology.https://t.co/7rU6zTwj9p
— NPR (@NPR) August 11, 2022
Neuman was forced to admit in his article that the flag and its famous motto are both considered protected speech under the First Amendment, no matter who uses them. He continued to use extreme rhetoric even in explaining that.
He wrote, “Extreme or not, First Amendment scholars such as Eugene Volokh of the UCLA School of Law say the Gadsden flag and the ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ motto are legitimate — and protected — speech, whether they are on a flag waving inside the besieged U.S. Capitol or on a vehicle license plate heading down a Florida highway.”
Democrats despise the Gadsden flag because it’s contrary to their ultimate goal for the US which is complete domination and control of the American people. Democrats hate the idea of Americans actually taking a stand and fighting for their freedoms.
Every time they see the Gadsden flag it’s a reminder that the American people are not on their side and do not buy their radical, progressive agenda.
The report also found that multiple states have approved of political messages on license plates, including the Gadsden flag. Neuman spotlighted how Kansas approved of the Gadsden flag on its state license plates just weeks after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. However, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, vetoed the design before the Republican legislature overruled her.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate,” Kansas Senate minority leader Dinah Sykes said after the Republican-led state legislature overruled the Democrat Gov. and approved the flag on license plates there. “When I see that, whether it’s a flag or a license plate … it’s not a good feeling for me.”
Of course it isn’t. It’s just another reminder that the left is not going to transform the US into a liberal hellscape as easily as they would like.
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the gadsden flag has never been “Far Right” it has always been American ! ,….
If the lefty’s and cock-smokers dont like it they should move to russia,….
The Left has their heads up their asses!! FJB
Aren’t these the same people who claim the Stars and Stripes is racist? I’m thinking that they want the rainbow flag, the antifa flag and the BLM flag flown so as incite racism and violence. But then the reaction to the flag is the same as from the British who wanted to keep the colonists enslaved under the tyranny of King George III. Kinda makes one wonder who the Tories are today.
If it is something that we American conservatives believe in or support then the
tyrannical liberal democrats will want to destroy and defame it! Heaven forbid
anyone should stand for the American flag, pray to God, or have the right to
be free and think for ourselves!
You are so right.
Yeah the people flying a dont tread on me flag over an obviously stolen election are the problem… Anyone who actually cares about the nation should care. When our most basic rights regarding electing who runs the country are violated that’s no small incident. Big tech censorship, an open border, a corrupt justice system and a weaponized FBI among other agencies is a far more dangerous to democracy than a flag. Idk what it could possibly take for people to wake up. If two years of being forced inside your home like an animal, having your small business shut down, having to show papers to enter a public building, or being forced to be vaccinated to keep a job isn’t enough. What more has to happen for all Americans to realize our liberties are under attack ? What is the line in the sand ? If I lived in Florida I’d definitely get that license plate.
This is what President Trump was referring to when he talked about the “Deep State” Undergirding all governing is a large minion of faceless workers. These are the “Chiefs.” And the “Chiefs” actually run operations. Those elected are the “Faces”; those in the background are the “Chiefs.” This is a critical distinction that many do not see.
Here is the reality of governing—the Faces respond only to the extent the Chiefs allow. This is not the ideal but it is the real. There exists an almost impenetrable wall surrounding the elected officials that is guarded by the Chiefs. This is not for the protection of the elected officials but for the security of the Chiefs and their agenda.
The elected officials (Faces) may well have an agenda that is publicized to the public and constituents BUT the Chiefs control all matters. Legislation may pass the vote and its title sounds wonderful, but the integral working details are contrary to the title—the Chiefs have the ultimate control as they parse the legislation (Just look at the hideous “Inflation Reduction Act”). This legislation was celebrated as“the American People have won, and special interests lost.”The “Ministry of Truth” stands proud in the absurdity and fantasy of these words penned by the Chiefs and spouted by the Faces!
Go to the grocery, pharmacy, gas pump and understand how ridiculous the Chiefs’ pronouncement that inflation has been reduced is applied to daily living. Those who pay their own utility bills and repair their own vehicles look with incredulity at the Faces spouting the Chiefs’ inane verbiage!
Are you sure instead of Faces we shouldn’t call these characters Feces? It makes the Chiefs in charge of what? Yep, that’s right.
I wish we had one similar. I have in GOD we trust. Thay upsets also.
So, is the glass half full or half empty? It all depends upon your viewpoint. Same with the Gadsden flag. The Progressives always get their panties in a wad so easily. That’s why it’s so fun to throw stuff out and just see how over the cliff they go. Reminds me of sisters. Some go into a tizzy with good natured teasing and the other one it rolls off her back like water off the back of a duck. I’m not talking about mean teasing and crude remarks. Being offended is an attitude thing most of the time. If you want to be offended, then you will be. If you don’t, then you won’t. You get to decided. I was taught that your attitude determines your altitude and whether you fly or crash. We can control more things than we think we can. Smile and laugh a lot and that will do your heart good like a medicine as the Bible says.
I totally agree. I love setting them off also. The same way you do.
Was this the flag of THE LOSER?
No it is the flag of winners, demonrats are the losers!
All governors should take a lesson from Governor DeSantis, he is the best!! I love him! He takes care of his state and the citizens. What more could they ask for? Ron DeSantis is an amazing leader, always being one step ahead of any situation. I’m sure the people of Florida ( at least most of them ) know how lucky they are to have a governor that has their back. If Governor DeSantis were to run for president, I know he would have my vote.
Im ALL for this Floridian licence plate Flag! Let it be the COUNTRYS license plate flag!
LET FREEDOM RING in THE WHOLE USA!!!!!
NO iTS THE FLAG OF WINNERS.
CA, Do you have your head stuck up your ass?
no their head isn’t stuck up their asses – they put it there & are not trying to remove it – welcome to califorication-
What I find amazing, is that the left accuses patrots of the left’s own behavior, and 47% of the country is ignorant of fact or truth and blindly accepts the msm lie !!!
Geezy Ron Half the persons in Florida is going to be considered a Domestic Terrorist According to Wray and his Gestapo FBI……………….Just saying its the FBI’s training bulletins stating this…about Come and Take it.
All you have to do is look at who leads if you call that leading, California to know exactly where there heads are. The divisiveness we’re seeing currently was amplified 10 fold a couple of adninistrations ago and then pounced upon, with vigor, in the current one. They know, people out here have no or short memories, what real racism looks like. It was alive and well in the 50s and 60s and prior. Absolutely NOTHING like anything you see today except from thr planted agitators, on purpose.
DeSantis, awesome gentleman, smart, good guy
GEORGIA NEEDS THIS GREAT LICENSE PLATE~ of course, It would require an explanation in 44 different languages that it is not about Snakebites. It is the Gadsden Flag. Look it up if you can read….oh, nevermind.
Love your comment.